A list of websites from organisations working to support people with dyslexia:
Dyslexia Scotland – Scotland-centered information for dyslexic people and their relatives.
Education Scotland Dyslexia Resources – Outcome and reports of the Scottish Government’s review (2014) of education for children and young people who have dyslexia.
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How can I help my dyslexic child or pupil?
Continuing our last post about dyslexia, for both parents and teachers it can be quite a relief to have an explanation for their child or pupils’s difficulties. But what next?
One of the most important things to realise about dyslexia is that it is a very individual problem and thus each dyslexic child’s difficulties should be dealt with at an individual level.
Dyslexia is not a disease and therefore it cannot be cured or treated. However, it is possible to help a dyslexic child learn to cope and eventually overcome their difficulties.
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What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia causes difficulties in learning to read, write and spell. Short-term memory, mathematics, concentration, personal organisation and sequencing may also be affected.
Dyslexia usually arises from a weakness in the processing of language-based information. Biological in origin, it tends to run in families, but environmental factors also contribute.
Dyslexia can occur at any level of intellectual ability. It is not the result of poor motivation, emotional disturbance, sensory impairment or lack of opportunities, but it may occur alongside any of these.
The effects of dyslexia can be largely overcome by skilled specialist teaching and the use of compensatory strategies.
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